Disability Action Center NW Built a Ramp & Installed it for a Home Owner in Juliaetta

Disability Action Center NW Built a Ramp & Installed it for a Home Owner in Juliaetta

MOSCOW, ID - The Disability Action Center NW built a ramp and installed it for a home owner in Juliaetta. in Juliaetta. It is one of 14 ramps that have been installed with the help of the Disability Action Center NW and volunteers.

"An 8' ramp came off the porch and onto a 5'x5' landing. The next 8' ramp went from the platform through an ivy-draped trellis to a second 5'x5' platform. And a third 9' ramp came off the lower platform at a right angle, down to the gravel driveway. Handrails were installed where it was possible, given the very limited parts that are left in the grant program now. The homeowner came out with her walker and tested things out. She was quite appreciative," according to a press release.

Habitat's Brent Bradberry was joined by three members of the Moscow Central Lions Club; Russ Biggam, Charlie Stafani, and Larry Verdal. Travelling round trip took about six hours, which totals 24 volunteer hours for this ramp! The big bonus was the mild weather in Julietta. It was 48 degrees fahrenheit when they left Julietta, but only 38 degrees when they arrived back in Moscow.

There have been 14 ramps installed over the past year or so, and a few of these have been dismantled and used again. No other ramps can be built until new components are purchased or are available for re-use. A waiting list of 5 people has already been started at the Disability Action Center NW.
The DAC NW Ramp Program was originally funded by a generous grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Those funds were used to purchase modular ramp pieces in use today. Palouse Habitat for Humanity partners with DAC NW to store ramp parts and provide trained volunteers to assemble the ramps on site.

Donations to the ramp program are accepted at http://dacnw.org/product/donate-to-disability-action-center/e
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